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03.07.2017

Alexander Rogachuk, head of Brest City Executive Committee
Brest Mayor on city development and 1,000th anniversary celebrations What has been done in recent years and what awaits Brest residents during the celebrations of the city's 1,000th anniversary? Brest Mayor Alexander Rogachuk has given an interview to our TV channel.

02.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko at the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia
Alexander Lukashenko at the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia Presidents of Belarus and Russia discussed the most important subjects during the fourth Forum of Regions, which was held in Moscow. Economy is on the first place. Cooperation in production, taking down the barriers in exporting food from Belarus to Russia, oil and gas. Ivan Bambiza, Deputy State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia:Presidents of Belarus and Russia met, business met, agreements were made. And decisions have been made.

01.07.2017

Vladimir Putin about Belarus’ investment to Russian agriculture, retailing and pharmaceutics
Vladimir Putin about Belarus’ investment to Russian agriculture, retailing and pharmaceutics A few hours before the Supreme State Council meeting of the Union State, Presidents Lukashenko and Putin took part in the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. The main subjects are innovation development and digital economy; the sides are to expand cooperation in these directions. The Forum of Regions greets the Presidents. Short negotiations, mutual photographs and partaking in the closing ceremony of the Forum.
President Lukashenko about development of Russia’s agriculture sector
President Lukashenko about development of Russia’s agriculture sector Belarus and Russia are both prepared to use the Union’s potential for sustainable development. President Lukashenko says that Belarus is ready to continue a constructive dialogue, to make decisions on topical issues of cooperation. What future awaits the Union State? The Supreme State Council meeting was held in the Kremlin on June 30, 2017. This is where the document on the Union Sate of Belarus and Russia was signed. The handshake of the Presidents of Belarus and Russia looks symbolic; it is a reminder of the equality of the two countries in the Union.

30.06.2017

Belarus President: We must prove to the world we are a self-sufficient country
Belarus President: We must prove to the world we are a self-sufficient country The further development of integration between Belarus and Russia should be facilitated by decisions to be taken at the meeting of the Supreme State Council. On the eve of the meeting, Alexander Lukashenko in the Kremlin met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As noted by the leaders of the states, the significant events that are currently taking place in Moscow will allow discussing and resolving the most pressing interaction issues.
High-tech among the main topics of Belarus-Russia IV Forum of Regions
High-tech among the main topics of Belarus-Russia IV Forum of Regions From cultural cohesion to economic ties: Moscow is hosting the IV Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. A significant package of agreements on cooperation was signed between our countries already on the first day of the event. First business contracts have already been signed. The enterprises of Belneftekhim were among the main newsmakers. Partnership agreements are worth more than $100 million. In general, this effect is expected to bring the Belarus-Russia Union State to new heights.

29.06.2017

4th Forum of the Regions of Belarus brings largest contract in three years
4th Forum of the Regions of Belarus brings largest contract in three years A package of agreements on cooperation between Belarus and Russia and the first contracts were signed on June 29 in Moscow during the Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. One of the most ambitious works was carried out by Belneftekhim enterprises. Partnership agreements worth more than 100 million dollars are concluded. In total there are 15 contracts. The majority of them provide for the supply of raw materials.
High technologies and innovations to be discussed at Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
High technologies and innovations to be discussed at Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions The Belarusian delegation arrived in Moscow to participate in the 4th Forum of the Regions of Belarus and Russia. It will open on June 29 and last two days. Parliamentarians, representatives of leading enterprises, and businessmen will hold talks with their Russian counterparts. A package of contracts is ready for signing, it is estimated at $400 million. In 2017, emphasis is made on integration in the field of high technology and innovation. 

28.06.2017

Vietnamese interested in small tractors and buses from Belarus
Vietnamese interested in small tractors and buses from Belarus Vietnam plans to open a facility to produce Belarusian buses. According to preliminary estimates, this will bring about $50 million a year. It is planned that about 500 buses and other urban transport will be exported from Belarus to Vietnam. The partners came to such an agreement at a business forum that was held in Minsk as part of the official visit of Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang to Belarus.
Belarusian State University earns $10m exporting educational services
Belarusian State University earns $10m exporting educational services The largest number of foreign students in Belarus study at the Belarusian State University (BSU). 700 of them were solemnly awarded diplomas on higher education. Coming to the ceremony were teachers, embassy heads and parents who came from afar. Now, about 2500 thousand foreigners are training at the BSU.
Belarus to supply 400 MAZ trucks to Vietnam
Belarus to supply 400 MAZ trucks to Vietnam Belarus' MAZ will supply 400 vehicles to Vietnam, and by the end of 2017 plans to establish a facility to jointly produce trucks.  On June 28 this project is discussed in Minsk after the Vietnamese businessmen had visited the MAZ enterprise. They are members of the delegation from Hanoi, who arrived in Belarus on June 27 together with the Vietnamese President.

27.06.2017

Belarus, Vietnam plan to create joint MAZ facility
Belarus, Vietnam plan to create joint MAZ facility Trần Đại Quang is in Belarus on an official visit. After the one-on-one meeting, the talks continued in an expanded format, with delegations from both countries taking part in the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the importance of economic cooperation. The Belarusian side is ready to offer its projects in engineering, construction of urban infrastructure. There are also prospects in cooperation at the regional level. The Vietnamese side, in turn, noted the similarity of the positions of the two countries in the world arena and mutual support.

23.06.2017

Each Forum of Regions increases Belarus' export by $250-300m, Mikhail Myasnikovich says
Each Forum of Regions increases Belarus' export by $250-300m, Mikhail Myasnikovich says Several new products of Belarusian electric transport, space vehicles, green technologies, as well as unique developments in the field of medicine will be presented at the specialized exhibition of the IV Forum of Regions. The event program was discussed on June 22 at the Council of the Republic, Belarus upper chamber of the parliament. About 60 Belarusian organizations will acquaint visitors with their products. In total, it is expected that about 600 people will take part in this meeting.
How can Belarus influence CEI development?
How can Belarus influence CEI development? Build bridges instead of iron curtains: this was the urge of the Belarus President as he met with the foreign ministers of the Central European Initiative member countries. The conversation turned out to be thorough and frank. Among the topics discussed were efforts to combat terrorism, migration, the expansion of transport infrastructure, the acceleration of trade flows and the development of logistics services.

19.06.2017

Belarusian ice cream to be exported to Russia, Israel, Canada and Georgia
Belarusian ice cream to be exported to China Santa Bremor will export Belarusian ice cream to a number of countries, including China. The first batch will go to that market as early as July 2017. By the way, in 2017 Belarusian ice cream was exported even to Canada. Israel and Georgia also love it. "Matias" in Belarus is actually "Santa Bremor". The company began fish business 19 years ago and conquered the world with it. However, now factories near Brest produce various products, including ice cream.

18.06.2017

Belarus to export ice-cream to China
Belarus to export ice-cream to China Belarusian ice-cream in China’s shops. The sweet delicacy will be exported to China by Belarus’ plant “Santa Bremor” for the first time. The first lot will be exported as early as July of 2017. The choice of ice-cream is wide, more than 50 kinds of the dessert- eskimo, fruit lollies, multilayer rolls.
Belkommunmash to sell 47 trolleybuses to Odessa
Belkommunmash to sell 47 trolleybuses to Odessa Belarusian trolleybuses will be seen in the streets of Odessa. Belkommunmash won the contract by tender on supplying Odessa with 47 trolleybuses. The total value of the contract is 8m euros. What is more, the Belarusian plant competed with rivals from the Czech Republic, Russia and Ukraine. The Belarusian variant turned out to be better quality and price wise.

15.06.2017

Will Belarus become large supplier of snails in Europe?
Will Belarus become large supplier of snails in Europe? Snails do not tolerate heat and love wet weather. In general, the May 2017 in Belarus obviously pleased them, and that is why Belarus now has a lot of them. In general, Belarus can become the largest supplier of snails in Europe. In the last five years alone, Belarus has earned about 4 million euros exporting this delicacy.

14.06.2017

Belarusian agricultural exports increase nine-fold in 2017
Belarusian agricultural exports increase nine-fold in 2017 Egypt is the most active trading partner of Belarus on the African continent. The Belarusian Statistics Committee has published data on this export destination. The growth rate of the supply of Belarusian agricultural products has increased 9-fold as compared to the same period in 2016. Exports of meat and milk in 2017 exceeded half a million US dollars. Among the most popular export goods of Belarus to African countries are fertilizers, oil products and vehicles.

09.06.2017

MPs of Belarus and Israel discuss cooperation in economy, tourism
MPs of Belarus and Israel discuss cooperation in economy, tourism The road map for cooperation between Belarus and Israel needs further elaboration. This opinion was voiced today by Belarusian and Israeli MPs. The sides touched on a number of matters of mutual cooperation in economy, tourism, medicine and education. The main thing on the agenda of today is the increase in trade turnover.

07.06.2017

Belarusian machinery to be exported to Africa
Belarusian machinery to be exported to Africa The first Belarusian machinery by the credit line of the African export-import bank will be exported to Ghana, Zimbabwe and South Sudan. It became known at the Belarus-Africa economic forum on June 7, 2017.
Belarus' foreign exchange reserves exceed $5.2 billion
Belarus' foreign exchange reserves exceed $5.2 billion Belarus' foreign exchange reserves exceed $5.2 billion. In May, they increased by more than $130 million according to IMF standards. The growth of gold reserves is determined by the receipt of oil duties, funds from the sale of foreign currency bonds and the purchase by the National Bank of foreign currency in exchange trades. According to the main directions of Belarus' monetary policy, in 2017, gold reserves should show be increased by $500 million.

05.06.2017

Sergey Lavrov: Belarus is Russia's most important trading partner in CIS
Sergey Lavrov: Belarus is Russia's most important trading partner in CIS Over the 25 years of diplomatic relations, Belarus and Russia have reached the level of strategic partnership. This topic was raised on June 5 in Moscow, where the Belarusian and Russian foreign ministers met. Currently, trade and economic cooperation is at a high level. Belarus is Russia's main partner among the CIS countries and the 4th in the world.
Belarus ready to increase presence in Russian market
Belarus ready to increase presence in Russian market Over the 25 years of diplomatic relations, cooperation between Belarus and Russia has steadily expanded and deepened. This was again confirmed on June 5 in Moscow by the foreign ministries of the two countries. Currently, trade and economic cooperation is at a high level. Belarus is Russia's main partner among the CIS countries and the fourth in the world. All regions are involved in establishing such close ties. The dialogue is also established in the political and humanitarian spheres.

26.05.2017

Belarus, Egypt working on economic cooperation roadmap
Belarus, Egypt working on economic cooperation roadmap Belarus and Egypt are working on a road map for cooperation. Several documents along these lines were signed in Minsk May 25. During talks the sides also discussed the prospects of modernization of the public transport of Egypt by Belarusian specialists. This concerns a wide range of vehicles from buses and trolleybuses to railway cars.
Andrei Kobyakov: Belarus, Tatarstan should restore trade turnover $2bn
Andrei Kobyakov: Belarus, Tatarstan should restore trade turnover $2bn Belarus and Tatarstan should restore the turnover of two billion dollars, said on May 25 the Prime Minister of Belarus meeting with the President of Tatarstan. Belarus counts on the further development of cooperation in machine building.

24.05.2017

Foreign oil refiners study Mozyr Oil Refinery modernization practices
Foreign oil refiners study Mozyr Oil Refinery modernization practices The investment projects of Belarusian oil refineries brought together the leading companies of the planet on May 24. Participants of the scientific and technical conference study the experience of Mozyr Oil Refinery's dynamic modernization as well as innovations and prospects for the development of the entire industry. In 11 years alone, from 2005 to 2016, the company invested more than $1.5 billion, which made the plant one of the most modern in the continent.

22.05.2017

Belarus, Samara region expect to increase trade to $600 million
Belarus, Samara region expect to increase trade to $600 million Belarus and the Samara region of Russia expect to increase trade to $600 million. Opportunities for expanding cooperation were discussed at a meeting of a joint working group in Minsk. The prerequisites for growth are already visible. In 2016, commodity turnover increased by 16%. Positive dynamism is also observed in Q1 2017.

18.05.2017

Belarus doubles arms export in 5 years
Belarus doubles arms export in 5 years Belarus’ military-industrial export doubled in the last five years. High-tech systems, optical technologies, tracking and security systems, modern defense equipment. The demand grows not only on products, but on technologies as well.

16.05.2017

A Silk Road project: Belarusian food products to be shipped to Khorgas
Silk Road project: Belarusian food products to be shipped to Khorgas On May 16 Belarus and China cooperation was discussed in Minsk. Here an agreement was reached on the delivery of Belarusian food products to Khorgos. This is one of the projects on the new "Silk Road". It is located in the border zone of China and Kazakhstan. Here rules of duty-free trade operate. Kaharman Jazin, head of the international cross-border cooperation center Khorgos (Kazakhstan):This is an integral part of this project "One Belt". This is kind of a node, on which all this is implemented.
Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue
Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue The results of the Beijing Forum, the possibility of mutual visa-free regime and the creation of a working group on the fight against terrorism are the main results of the meeting between the President of Belarus and Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 16. The meeting participants discussed projects in economic, social and military areas. China will consider the opportunities of lending Belarus $1 billion for the modernization of oil refineries.
Belarus, China may introduce mutual one-month visa-free regime
Belarus, China may introduce mutual one-month visa-free regime Impressions of the Beijing forum, possible mutual visa-free regime for a period of 30 days and the creation of a working group on the fight against terrorism. The President of Belarus and Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 16 discussed a wide range of matters of cooperation between the two countries. The meeting discussed projects in economic, social and military areas. China will consider the opportunities of lending Belarus $1 billion for the modernization of oil refineries.
Belarus President: Industrial park Great Stone expected to be like city of the future
Belarus President: Industrial park Great Stone expected to be like city of the future Belarus and Austria are opening a new page in their relations. Yesterday, the leaders of the countries of the Silk Road adopted the final communiqué of the forum "One Belt, One Road". The large-scale summit brought together heads of state and government, as well as heads of major international organizations. Alexander Lukashenko also made his proposals at the roundtable.

15.05.2017

Pavel Latushko: Belarus is expecting new government in France and is open to negotiations
Belarus expecting new government in France, open to negotiations French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed a new prime minister, Edouard Philippe. Prior to that, he was the mayor of Le Havre. Belarus is counting on fruitful cooperation with the elected leadership of France, the development of bilateral relations and intensive dialogue on a variety of directions.

12.05.2017

Logistics center to open in Chinese-Belarusian industrial park May 12
Logistics center to open in Chinese-Belarusian industrial park May 12 The logistics center with an area of ​​more than 50,000 square meters will open on May 12 in the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park. It will be the first major project of this Belarusian-Chinese joint project and will allow both residents of Great Stone and international carriers to place products. Very soon, another exhibition complex and a hotel will be commissioned in the industrial park. The construction of a health center, a design institute and an innovations center will begin there in June.

11.05.2017

Belarus President comments on problems with food supplies to the Russian market
Belarus President comments on problems with food supplies to the Russian market The trade turnover between Belarus and the Rostov region is set to increase by one and a half times. At the end of 2016, it was estimated at $340 million. Minsk is interested in furthering cooperative ties with this region of Russia. Alexander Lukashenko received governor of that region Vasily Golubev in the Palace of Independence. The parties say construction and the agricultural sector are among the most important areas in the joint work. Alexander Lukashenko also commented on the problems with the supply of food to the Russian market.

08.05.2017

12 new ambassadors start work in Belarus
12 new ambassadors start work in Belarus We will return to the theme of the Great Victory in WWII in our program a bit later. We are going to tell you about feats and people, old and current events, in Belarus and abroad. And once again I remind you that May 9 is not a holiday in every country. Not only because of politics and redesigned calendars (this is typical of post-Soviet countries). In the Western world, May 8 is more known when an act of surrender was signed in the suburbs of Berlin. Denmark and the Netherlands remember members of the resistance movement on May 5.

07.05.2017

President Lukashenko meets with representatives of Chinese media
President Lukashenko meets with representatives of Chinese media President Lukashenko held a meeting with representatives of Chinese media. Alexander Lukashenko used to answer questions of Russian regional media before. It is possible that the new tradition will come into practice now. As many as 41 journalists came to Belarus from 10 Chinese provinces. Representatives of 28 newspapers, TV channels, and radio are in the delegation. The total media outreach is more than half of the Chinese population.

06.05.2017

Belarusian products to reach China 5 times quicker
Belarusian products to reach China 5 times quicker The travel time fell by five times. The first train with Belarusian products left the Belarusian town of Smorgon for China on May 6, 2017. It will travel through the Silk Way. The container train was loaded with building materials, which were produced in Grodno region. The train of 40 carriages is to travel 10,000 kilometers till it reaches the Chinese city of Chengdu.

04.05.2017

Belarus President counts on more investments from China
Belarus President counts on more investments from China China will not find any closer European country than Belarus, said on May 4 the Belarusian President meeting with representatives of Chinese central and regional media. Strong and reliable relations, referred to as the strategic partnership, have been established between the countries.
Chinese journalists pleased to see different aspects of Belarus' economy
Chinese journalists pleased to see different aspects of Belarus' economy Minsk may become a meeting place for the implementation of the global Chinese project One Belt, One Road. Almost all companies from China operating in Belarus' market, are registered in the capital, Minsk, which gives a lot of advantages for the development of the main city. Meanwhile journalists from China continue to get familiar with life and economy of Belarus. On May 4, the foreign reporters are to visit the Museum of the Great Patriotic War and see the opera by Rimsky-Korsakov at the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater.

03.05.2017

President Lukashenko: Belarus is gateway to Eurasian Economic Union
President Lukashenko: Belarus is gateway to Eurasian Economic Union Belarus can provide foreign partners with access to the huge market of the Eurasian Economic Union, said President Alexander Lukashenko on May 2 at the ceremony of receiving credentials from the ambassadors of foreign countries, which was held in the Palace of Independence. In foreign policy, the republic has proved its ability to establish a mutually beneficial dialogue and to respond adequately to the challenges of today.

02.05.2017

Ambassadors of 11 states present credentials to Belarus President
Ambassadors of 11 states present credentials to Belarus President Belarus can provide foreign partners with access to the huge market of the Eurasian Economic Union, said President Alexander Lukashenko on May 2 at the ceremony of receiving credentials from the ambassadors of foreign countries, which was held in the Palace of Independence.

01.05.2017

Rosselkhoznadzor to inspect more Belarusian plants
Rosselkhoznadzor to inspect more Belarusian plants Rosselkhoznadzor specialists are getting down to another inspection of Belarusian plants on May 1, 2017. Upon the request of Belarus they will visit those places, which haven’t been inspected before, so that they would enter the Russian market in future. It is the second monitoring in the current spring. Russian specialists will be working together with Belarusian experts now. They are to visit a dozen of dairy, meat and fish producing plants.

27.04.2017

Belarusian, Ukrainian presidents meet at Chernobyl disaster anniversary
Belarusian, Ukrainian presidents meet at Chernobyl disaster anniversary The Belarusian and Ukrainian presidents visited the Chernobyl zone to commemorate the victims of the 1986 disaster and then held talks in Belarus' agro town Lyaskovichi, Gomel region. Before proceeding to talks on economic and political relations, the heads of state visited the St. Michael's church. They took part in a prayer and lit candles in memory of victims of the Chernobyl disaster. Coming out of the church Alexander Lukashenko and Petro Poroshenko talked with the locals. As a symbol of peace and unity, the presidents were presented a gift - icons.

26.04.2017

Belarus is ready to share IT experience with Estonia
Belarus is ready to share IT experience with Estonia Belarus and Estonia have a great potential for increasing mutual trade turnover, said Belarusian MPs who on April 26 welcomed Estonian counterparts. So, Belarus is ready to share experience in the energy sector, agro-industrial complex, and light industry. In addition, Belarusian IT sector is also of interest to Estonia. There is also the intention to sign a memorandum on cooperation in the field of sport.

21.04.2017

Belarus President: Foreign policy should help build a strong economy
Belarus President: Foreign policy should help build a strong economy Foreign policy must help build a strong economy, said the Belarus President in his State of the Nation Address on April 21. Alexander Lukashenko noted that the country seeks cooperation with many states. And here the main thing is the principles of equality and respect. Long-standing friendship with Russia has led to the strategic nature of these relations. In many respects this is thanks to the personal friendship of the leaders of both states. But lately, Belarus has been engaged in quite an active dialogue with distant states, for example, with China.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' priority is a strong and competitive economy
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' priority is a strong and competitive economy Building of a strong and competitive economy is a priority of Belarus, said President Alexander Lukashenko on 21 April addressing his annual address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. The State of the Nation Address is primarily a great opportunity to get a complete picture of the development priorities of Belarus at least for the current year. During these speeches, the Belarus head of state raises the most urgent and topical issues. Today, the President began his speech from international politics.
Belarus President to make State of the Nation Address April 21: expectations
Belarus President to make State of the Nation Address April 21: expectations The development strategy of the Belarusian economy , employment and the creation of new industries. Experts and political scientists have named the topics that are likely to be raised in the President's Address to the Belarusian people and the parliament. On April 21, Alexander Lukashenko will address the people and the parliament in the Oval Hall at a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic, the two chambers of Belarus' parliament.

19.04.2017

Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability Investments in the banking sector and the development of the industrial park "Great Stone" were the major topics discussed on April 18 between Belarus and China at the Palace of Independence in Minsk. There, Alexander Lukashenko met with Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. The Belarusian head of state noted a high level of the bilateral political relations. The countries are strategic partners, and the economic side of the relations must follow suit.

18.04.2017

Zhang Dejiang: Chinese-Belarusian relations rising to the next level
Zhang Dejiang: Chinese-Belarusian relations rising to the next level Deepening of political dialogue between Belarus and China and the successful implementation of joint initiatives are the topics discussed in Minsk during the visit of a representative parliamentary delegation from Beijing. On April 15, talks were held at the Council of the Republic. The sides identified priorities of further cooperation on a range of projects. In the center of attention was, of course, "The economic Belt of the Silk Road", which gem is the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park "Great Stone".

17.04.2017

Belarus and Finland ready to cooperate in energy, agriculture and forestry
Belarus and Finland ready to cooperate in energy, agriculture and forestry Belarus and Finland have confirmed their readiness to cooperate in different directions. This was discussed at the April 13 meeting of the Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky with the head of the foreign trade ministry of Finland, Kai Mykkänen. First of all, Belarus proposes to develop joint projects in the energy sector. This area can bring the most lucrative contracts. There are prospects in agriculture and forestry, as well as science and technology.

14.04.2017

Belarus and China to jointly produce dump trucks
Belarus and China to jointly produce dump trucks The dynamically developing relations with China is an example of mutually beneficial cooperation. Now the two countries will produce dump trucks together. There are plans to build a factory in China. New facets of cooperation were discussed during the visit of a delegation from China to BelAZ. The sides discussed several joint projects, including the supply of Chinese high-tech components for Belarusian heavy trucks. They will be manufactured by a company that holds a leading position in the world in the production of rail equipment and high-speed trains.

13.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko signs Customs Code of Eurasian Economic Union
Alexander Lukashenko signs Customs Code of Eurasian Economic Union According to the press service of the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko has signed a package of documents on the development of Eurasian integration.  It includes an agreement on the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union, which is aimed at further convergence and the growth of trade between the Eurasian Economic Union and the international community.

05.04.2017

Belarus and Russia union worth more than any economic disputes
Belarus and Russia union worth more than any economic disputes Belarus and Russia have resolved all outstanding issues in the bilateral relations. This became known after the talks between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin. The Presidents discussed a wide range of topics: from agricultural policy to the international agenda. There is an agreement that Russia will refinance the debt of Belarus. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation:We agreed that we would resolve all our disputes in the oil and gas sector. Actually, it's better to say we have already resolved them.

04.04.2017

Russia to refinance Belarus' debts
Russia to refinance Belarus' debts Russia will refinance the debt of Belarus and help with the funds of the Eurasian Foundation of Stabilization and Development. First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky told reporters about the agreement reached during the meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin on April 3.

31.03.2017

150 Japanese businessmen to visit Belarus in summer 2017
150 Japanese businessmen to visit Belarus in summer 2017 Belarus and Japan are forging business dialogue. In the summer of 2017, 150 business leaders of Japan will visit Belarus. First of all they are interested in Belarus' experience in agriculture, high technology and instrumentation. The Japanese partners would like to find out more about pre-school education in Belarus.
Premiers of Belarus and Russia discuss oil and gas issues
Premiers of Belarus and Russia discuss oil and gas issues Belarus and Russia premiers Andrei Kobyakov and Dmitry Medvedev are trying to find a solution to problems in the energy sector. The heads of government of the two countries held talks on March 30 in Gorki near Moscow. Thus, the prime ministers are hoping to unload the agenda of the upcoming meeting of the presidents of Russia and Belarus on April 3. The sides touched upon the difficult but important questions. In particular, the dynamics of trade and economic relations, as well as the long-running dispute over the energy supplies to Belarus.

30.03.2017

Garlyk mining and processing plant to be officially launched March 31
Garlyk mining and processing plant to be officially launched March 31 The Belarus-Turkmenistan partnership has become strategic in recent years. The prospects of cooperation will be discussed on March 30 by the two countries' presidents. Alexander Lukashenko will hold talks with his counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. In addition, on March 30, a new complex of buildings of Belarus embassy will open in the capital of Turkmenistan. It is expected that the two leaders will take part in the opening ceremony. On Friday, the heads of state will launch the Garlyk mining and processing plant.

23.03.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' relations with Pakistan fruitful
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' relations with Pakistan fruitful Belarus traditionally appreciates the friendship with Pakistan, reads the congratulatory message of Alexander Lukashenko to the President and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic on the occasion of Pakistan Day. The Belarusian head of state noted that thanks to the joint efforts the relations are developing fruitfully serving as a solid foundation for the growth of the welfare of the peoples of both countries.

22.03.2017

Belarus presents unmanned vehicles at LIMA'17 exhibition
Belarus presents UAVs at LIMA'17 exhibition Belarus has presented a series of UAVs in Malaysia. This is the first time Belarus has been represented at the region's largest military equipment show. Belarusian enterprises have brought the most popular models of weapons. The Belarusian stand occupies 100 m2 and features modern radar, optical and electronic products and also some devices. On the first day of the show alone, Belarusians held talks with representatives of nearly a dozen countries.

16.03.2017

Kazakhstani MPs to discuss new projects with Belarus in Minsk
Kazakhstani MPs to discuss new projects with Belarus in Minsk The creation of joint Belarusian-Kazakh industries and new projects in economy will be discussed during the visit of a parliamentary delegation of Kazakhstan to Belarus. The guests have already arrived at Minsk national airport. The representatives of that Asian country are going to have a busy visit program. First of all they will with Belarusian government officials and counterparts from the parliament of Belarus. 

15.03.2017

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium visits Belarus
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium to visit Belarus Joint investment projects and cooperation in international organizations will be discussed on May 15 during the visit of Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium to Belarus. Note that this is the first visit of the head of the Foreign Ministry of Belgium. The talks will focus on trade and economic relations of Belarus and Belgium as well as on the Belarus-EU dialogue. Now trade between the two countries amounts to nearly $370 million dollars.

14.03.2017

Egypt military industry officials interested in cooperation with Belarus
Egypt military industry officials interested in cooperation with Belarus Cooperation with Egypt needs to develop more intensively and without any forbidden topics. The President of Belarus noted willingness to work with the Arab republic of Egypt in all areas. He said this on March 14 at a meeting with Minister of State for Military Industry of Egypt. A new impetus to the relations between the two countries was given earlier this year during the official visit of Alexander Lukashenko to the Arab Republic of Egypt. Now these agreements are being implemented at all levels.
Belarus may export MAZ buses to Israel
Belarus may export MAZ buses to Israel Belarus hopes to increase investment and trade with Israel. This matter was discussed in Minsk at a meeting of the joint trade and economic cooperation committee. Last year, Belarus-Israel trade amounted to $93 million and this is not the limit. Belarus sells to Israel building materials, metal casting products and food. Israel exports to Belarus drugs, herbicides and technological equipment. Special attention is paid to co-promotion of manufactured goods to the markets of third countries.

02.03.2017

Belarus plans tight cooperation with 'brotherly and friendly' Georgia, President Lukashenko says
Belarus plans tight cooperation with 'brotherly and friendly' Georgia, President Lukashenko says Belarus is ready to provide Georgia with favorable conditions for business and offers new joint projects. The country's president Giorgi Margvelashvili is now in Belarus on official visit. On March 1, he was greeted at the Palace of Independence by President Alexander Lukashenko. The Heads of State met in 2015 in Tbilisi during Alexander Lukashenko's official visit. Many of the agreements that were achieved have been already fulfilled.

01.03.2017

Belarus President notes breakthrough in relations with Georgia
Belarus President notes breakthrough in relations with Georgia Belarus is ready to provide Georgia with favorable conditions for business and offers new joint projects. The country's president Giorgi Margvelashvili is now in Belarus on official visit. On March 1, he was greeted at the Palace of Independence by President Alexander Lukashenko. The Heads of State met in 2015 in Tbilisi during Alexander Lukashenko's official visit. Many of the agreements achieved back then have been fulfilled.

28.02.2017

Belarus ready to deliver e-buses to Sverdlovsk region
Belarus ready to deliver e-buses to Sverdlovsk region Belarus is ready to supply electric buses to the Sverdlovsk region of Russia. The topic was discussed at the Belarusian government during a meeting with a delegation from that Russian region. Now the turnover is almost $300 million, but this figure should grow. This could be done including through the supplies of Belarusian agricultural machinery. The Sverdlovsk region is interested purchasing production and processing equipment as well as grain drying fodder.

21.02.2017

Belarus starts potato exports to Uzbekistan Belarusian potatoes are hitting new markets. Uzbekistan became another country to which Belarus will export the vegetable. Traditionally, Belarus sells potatoes to Russia, but there is demand for it in other countries like Azerbaijan, Moldova and Kazakhstan. By the way, Belarus is one of the CIS' leading exporters of potato, which is also called "second bread". According to the National Statistics Committee, Belarus grows 600kg of potatoes per capita a year.
Plans of Belarusian-Pakistani economic cooperation for 2017
Baluchistan delegation visiting Belarus: Economic plans for 2017 voiced The governor of the Brest region of Belarus and the delegation of Pakistan's Baluchistan province will continue to discuss new horizons of cooperation between the two regions on February 21. The sides are interested in new ties in the processing industry, construction industry, as well as logistics. The Pakistani delegation will visit the Brest State University and several enterprises: those producing children's toys, carpets, as well as companies processing milk and fish.

20.02.2017

Brest region leadership meets with Baluchistan province delegation
Brest region leadership meets with Baluchistan province delegation Five thousand kilometers is not a hindrance for mutually beneficial trade. On February 20, the leadership of the Brest region and the delegation of the Pakistani province of Baluchistan met at the negotiating table. As it turned out, the regions have many common interests. One of the most densely populated areas of the world is willing to buy Belarusian dairy products and clothing.

17.02.2017

Belarusian e-buses may appear in China
Belarusian e-buses may appear in China Belarusian e-buses may appear in China. A government delegation from Sichuan Province has visited the Belarusian e-bus producer and tested the transport novelty. Today, this machinery meets international ecological standards, which is especially important for China because of smog problems.

16.02.2017

Belarusian milk powder and butter shipped to Syria
Belarusian milk powder and butter shipped to Syria The first bath of Belarusian dairy products has been shipped to the Syrian market. During the first trial Syrians are invited to taste Belarusian milk powder and butter. As noted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Syria is interested in the supply of Belarusian products. It is possible that in the future the range of exports will be expanded. In April 2017, Belarusian meat and dairy enterprises will present their capabilities for the countries of the Middle East.

15.02.2017

Belarusian flax and shoes will be supplied to India
Belarusian flax and shoes will be supplied to India Belarusian flax will be supplied to Mumbai, with shoe supplies being on the cards too. This information was announced on 9 Februaryby enterprises of the Vitebsk region of Belarus. The potential contract portfolio with these two countries is estimated at one billion dollars. Moreover, a presentation of a Belarusian leather and footwear holding company will be held in India in March.
Why do Norwegians make selfie with sun and how herring comes to Belarus?Why do Norwegians make selfie with sun and how herring comes to Belarus?
How Norwegian herring comes to Belarus? Even spoilt Europeanstaste and like Belarusian products. The weal theist Scandinavians praise the herring caught in their banks and processed by Belarusians (in the right way, apparently, otherwise they would not praise it). Our correspondent Yana Shipko has more about Norway. Norwegians have always lived by the sea. The warm flow is a real breadwinner for both sea inhabitants and locals.
Russian consumers and experts assess Belarusian food products amid recent food scandals
Russian consumers and experts assess Belarusian food products amid recent food scandals Rosselkhoznadzor continues to impose bans on Belarusian enterprises that supply to Russia food products which allegedly don’t meet the international standards of food safety. Therefore, our special correspondent Alexander Dobriyan went to Russian Bryansk to prove the artificiality of these restrictions.
Vitebsk region earns $30 million on export of medical services
Vitebsk region earns about $30 million on export of medical services in 2016 Belarus is increasing the export of medical services. The Vitebsk region alone increased export of these services by 20% in 2016, as compared to 2015. Such services brought the region BYN60 million (which is a bit less than $30 million). Hospitals, dental clinics, plastic surgery, diagnostic and rehabilitation centers are popular with foreigners in Belarus.

07.02.2017

Belarus wants to find bottlenecks in relations with Russia
Belarus wants to find bottlenecks in relations with Russia Alexander Lukashenko urges Russia to sort things out before introducing bans on the supply of food from Belarus. The Belarusian leader touched on the topic of Belarus-Russia disputes about the quality of food products meeting with the governor of the Kostroma region February 7. According to Alexander Lukashenko cooperation of Belarus with Russian regions strengthens relations between the two countries, especially in times like these, when they undergo a series of disagreements, including on the supply of products.

01.02.2017

Belarus determined to complete Garlyk plant in Turkmenistan on time
Belarus determined to complete Garlyk plant in Turkmenistan on time Belarus will perform on time and in full its obligations regarding the construction of the Garlyk mining and processing enterprise producing potash fertilizers. In the southeast of Turkmenistan, Belarusian builders are erecting the large-scale production facility in line with a turnkey contract. The cost of the plant is more than a billion dollars, with the Belarusian Potash Company to be engaged in the export of the plant’s products. In 2016, there were serious differences at the construction site that jeopardized the implementation of the project.
Parliamentary delegation of Pakistan to pay official visit to Belarus
Parliamentary delegation of Pakistan to pay official visit to Belarus The turnover of $1 billion and bet on investment projects. These and other plans will be discussed during the official visit of a parliamentary delegation of Pakistan to Belarus. The delegation will discuss trade and economic cooperation with the upper house of the Belarusian parliament, during the meeting with its head Mikhail Myasnikovich. The visitors from Asian country will then go to large Belarusian enterprises, including of Belarusian automobile industry.

31.01.2017

National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus
Treatment of complex diseases and electric vehicles: science is main engine of progress for Belarusians The Day of Belarusian science is celebrated on January 29. Doctoral degrees and professorships certificates were awarded last week at the Palace of Independence. 2017 was declared the Year of Science, which will play a key role in building an innovative economy. Knowledge is not only the power but also a way to become richer. Belarusian science has made the republic a space power. We are engaged in the global international projects, such as the Large Hadron Collider. But there are even more ambitious goals.

30.01.2017

Belarus and Egypt to establish joint greenhouses
Belarus and Egypt to establish joint greenhouses Joint greenhouses is one of the most promising projects of Belarusian-Egyptian cooperation. Representatives of the government and business circles of the Arab Republic visited Belarus towns Orsha and Vitebsk January 30. Representatives of Egypt are primarily interested in the agricultural sector and food production. The guests asked a lot about technology of cultivation of vegetables and ornamental plants in our greenhouses. They also admired the production of canned meat for children.
Friendship is the largest capital between Belarus and Serbia
Friendship is the largest capital between Belarus and Serbia Belarus and Serbia would like to achieve a trade turnover of $500 million. Last week, the prime minister of that Balkan country visited Minsk. At a meeting with President Alexander Lukashenko the sides discussed how to effectively switch to direct deliveries of goods, without intermediaries. And even more - to create joint ventures. Serbia is a member of the Central European Free Trade Association. This is a duty-free market of 30 million. And the country is an official candidate for EU membership.
Belarus to ship equipment for microchips to India
Belarus to ship equipment for microchips to India Belarus plans to supply equipment for the production of microchips to India. The unique development of Belarusian scientists allows increasing the speed of manufacturing boards by several times and also significantly reducing the final cost. There are no analogues to such equipment on the post-Soviet space. The technology is used by the enterprises of Belarus, Russia and China. Foreign partners are interested in other developments of Belarus, too. On January 27, many of them were presented at an exhibition of achievements in the National Academy of Sciences.

26.01.2017

Belarus actively cooperates with Latvian ports
Belarus prefers Latvian ports to Russian for transit Cargo traffic through Belarus in the direction of Latvia increased in 2016. This fact was confirmed by the Ministry of Transport of Belarus on the 25th of January. First of all it concerns Russian goods which are transported by rail. Meanwhile, Belarus intends to continue active cooperation with Latvian ports for exporting Belarusian goods.

24.01.2017

Belarus to hold bilateral talks with more than 10 WTO countries in Geneva
Belarus to hold bilateral talks with WTO in Geneva Belarus will hold bilateral talks with more than ten countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. The first round is scheduled for January 23. The sides will consider foreign trade issues as well as agree on plans for future work. The Belarus delegation includes the representatives of the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

20.01.2017

Belarusian products
Belarusian food products to have special labels in EEU market Belarusian food products will be marked with a special sign in the EEU market. GMO labeling will be required on all food packaging. These changes will amend the Law on Quality and Safety of Food Raw Materials and Food Products. MPs of the House of Representatives are also considering other amendments that provide unhindered access for Belarusian goods to the EEU market.  On 18 January, Belarusian MPs discussed the stages of the legislative process.

18.01.2017

Belarus President concludes official visit to Sudan
Belarus President concludes official visit to Sudan Major contracts, agreements for the supply of Belarusian vehicles and the creation of assembly plants in Africa. The President of Belarus has completed official visits to Egypt and Sudan. These two countries are neighbors on the continent. In Cairo, the two leaders discussed a roadmap for cooperation development. The sides then held the third Belarusian-Egyptian business forum. The parties agreed to deepen cooperation in industry and agriculture.

17.01.2017

Alexander Lukashenko met with the Prime Minister of Egypt Sherif Ismail in Cairo
Economy, defense basis for Belarus-Egypt cooperation Economy and defense should be the basis for Belarus-Egypt cooperation. Alexander Lukashenko met with the Prime Minister of Egypt Sherif Ismail in Cairo January 16. The sides will form a plan for short and mid-term strategies in the near future, the Belarus head of state emphasized. In his turn, the Egyptian Prime Minister expressed hope that the Belarus President’s visit will take relations between the two countries in economy and politics to a higher level.
Alexander Lukashenko holds talks with Egypt President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi
Alexander Lukashenko holds talks with Egypt President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi Official negotiations between Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Egypt President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took place on the 15th of January. The main topics were trade, industrial cooperation, science, education, health and tourism. Alexander Lukashenko met with his Egyptian counterpart in the Al Ittihadiya Palace (Heliopolis Palace). The guard of honor took part in the protocol ceremony. There was a period in the history of this palace when a military hospital was located here. By the way, most of the Egyptian leaders are people who come from the army.
Opening of the Belarusian-Egyptian business forum
Belarus President attends Belarusian-Egyptian business forum Belarus and Egypt are ready to open up new horizons for cooperation. The countries are going to create join assembly plants for the production of road-building and municipal engineering. On the 16th of January, the presidents of Belarus and Egypt took part in the opening of the Belarusian-Egyptian business forum. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that Belarus is ready to supply not only its own products, but also to share technologies and specialists with Egypt.

16.01.2017

Egypt
From tourism to food and industry: Belarus-Egypt relations For modern Belarusians Egypt is primarily a place for recreation and tourism. As for Egyptians, they are interested in Belarusian technologies of fresh water production as well as high-quality food products. The country of pharaohs, pyramids and valleys is an attractive destination for tourists from all over the world. By the way, Egypt's resorts attract thousands of tourists from Russia and Ukraine annually. But Egypt is now afraid of losing their tactful and friendly guests from Belarus.

15.01.2017

Belarus, Egypt about to sign numerous commercial contracts
Belarus, Egypt about to sign numerous commercial contracts Cairo is preparing for the official visit of the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko will visit Egypt to sign documents necessary to increase the trade turnover between Minsk and Cairo. The countries interested in the production and industrial cooperation.
Belarusian export strategy in action: Expectations from President Lukashenko's visit to Egypt
Belarusian export strategy in action: Expectations from President Lukashenko's visit to Egypt A dozen agreements worth millions of dollars: Minsk and Cairo are ready for a new impetus to the bilateral cooperation. The official visit of the President of Belarus to Egypt will definitely strengthen the development of partnerships. The visit starts on January 15. A number of important meetings with the leadership of the North African country are scheduled. It is expected that the Belarus head of state will take part in the opening of a joint business forum.

14.01.2017

Sergey Rachkov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt
Belarus-Egypt machine-building cooperation to expand A modernized enterprise for the production of Belarusian tractors will be opened in Alexandria, Egypt. It was announced by the Ambassador of Belarus in Egypt Sergei Rachkov. Each year the enterprise will produce up to 2,000 tractors. Due to the new production site Belarus will expand its presence in this area. The equipment will be shipped to both the Egyptian market and the neighboring countries.

03.01.2017

BelAZ to step up export by 10% in 2017 The Belarusian truck producer BelAZ has received orders for 2017 and plans to increased output by 15% and export by 10%. The contract package for H1 2017 is fully formed. On January 3, the company starts its work in the new year. The management has decided not to have long Christmas holidays. It is necessary to deliver machinery on both CIS markets as well as far abroad. Cooperation with North and Latin America is especially active.

02.01.2017

Belarus on foreign markets in 2016
Belarus foreign trade highlights 2016 In 2016, Belarusians worked hard on foreign markets, defending national interests around the globe. For example, the powerful China has included Belarus in the four closest strategic partners. The Egyptian market is very promising for Belarus, as well as the market of the Arab world. For example, Egyptians need Belarus' help in the development of freshwater sources. In the past 2016, the Arab world not just opened its doors to Belarus but welcomed Belarus very hospitably. We are talking about Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha in particular.

30.12.2016

Minsk Plant of Sparkling Wines awarded Choice of the Year 2016
Minsk Plant of Sparkling Wines awarded Choice of the Year 2016 Mongolia, Estonia, the USA, Israel, Czech Republic, Turkmenistan - Minsk Plant of Sparkling Wines is expanding the geography of champagne supplies. But, of course, the greatest award, which the company takes pride in, is the choice of buyers, with demand reaching its peak just before the New Year. The quality of Sovetskoye champagne is confirmed by numerous awards. Over the 38-year history, the plant has received more than 140 accolades. One of the latest is the Choice of the Year 2016.

26.12.2016

Belarus President hails relations with a number of foreign banks
Belarus President hails relations with a number of foreign banks Terms of attracting foreign investments to Belarus were discussed on December 26. These investments must comply with public interests, said President Alexander Lukashenko. The Head of State noted that one of the most important channels of credit receipt is the banking sector. In recent years, Belarus has developed business partnerships with a number of foreign banks operating in the country.

21.12.2016

Russia may lift Belarusian food supply restrictions this week
Russia may lift Belarusian food supply restrictions this week Restrictions on the supply of Belarusian meat and dairy products to Russia for some businesses will be lifted this week, said vice premier Mikhail Rusyi on December 21 at the Oval Hall of the Parliament. In order to resolve the issue a group of Belarusian specialists is now working in the Russian Federation. Belarus has already handed over materials about counterfeiting of Belarusian products to Russian investigative authorities.

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